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Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

In this Nov. 22, 2009, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, center, talks to teammates on the sidelined during an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits.

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Even without playoffs, Heat see business success

MIAMI (AP) — On the court, the Miami Heat season was disappointing.

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Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

In this Nov. 22, 2009, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, center, talks to teammates on the sidelined during an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

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Diversity Study: Super Bowl ads less gender offensive

In this photo taken Dec. 6, 2010, GoDaddy.com girl Jillian Michaels, fitness trainer & "Biggest Loser" celebrity, is seen during the filming production of a 2010 Super Bowl television commercial for "GoDaddy.com" at the Delfino Studios in Sylmar, Calif. In previous years, Super Bowl ads routinely used gratuitous sexual content, gender stereotypes and gender roles to sell a company’s product or service. However, Richard Lapchick, the primary author of a recent diversity study on Super Bowl Ads, said the use of sex to sell and objectifying women was very limited in 2015's broadcast. But women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors producing those advertisements, the study added. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

While Super Bowl XLIX commercials were more sensitive and less gender offensive than in past years, women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors who are producing those ads, according to a diversity study released Wednesday.

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Report: NFL stadium project up for vote lacks detailed plans

This undated artist rendering provided by MANICA Architecture shows an artist's rendering of a newly proposed NFL stadium in the city of Carson, Calif. The Los Angeles suburb of Carson could approve a $1.7 billion NFL stadium Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in the wake of a similar vote in nearby Inglewood, even though many details haven’t been worked out and funding is uncertain. (MANICA Architecture via AP, File) NO SALES

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles suburb of Carson will consider a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium Tuesday — even though many details haven’t been worked out and funding is uncertain.

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